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and i'm looking forward to working with you in the state house again and changing maryland for the better. >> i'm first generation in this country. my parents came over from ireland in the 1950s and they had nothing. my father had $10 in his pocket. got married at ages 24 and moved to maryland and lived there and started having a family. a working mother. we started going down the wrong path right away. we need to pull back on that and bob ehrlich is the right person, with his idea of taking back that sales tax increase, for making maryland open for business again, for putting marylanders back to work. >> o'malley's campaign released a statement welcoming her to the race. this election will ultimately be about which candidate puts the interest of maryland's working families ahead of special interest and who is on the side of working families. ehrlich will appear with kane this morning, then at 2:00 will visit a charter school together in baltimore. >>> george owings has withdrawn from the race because he is recovering from surgery. owings posted his announcement last night
's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> the gop ticket, makes his pick for running mate as he tries to get his old job back. tonight how he made the announcement. >>> we begin with breaks news tonight. just a short time ago bob ehrlich announced his running mate. it's a woman no stranger to maryland politics. >> reporter: she's a mother and lawyer who lives in montgomery county. but what's the other part of the story is how ehrlich made this announcement. >> i have found that partner, that maryland partner to help us turn annapolis around and that partner is mary kay. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: in a video posted on facebook an hour before local news goes to air, he chooses his secretary of state. >> bob ehrlich is the right person with his idea of taking back that sales tax increase for making maryland open for business again, for putting marylanders back to work. >> reporter: more are more surprised by the message than by the pick. >> this is a strange way to pick a partner. >> i think it's interesting that he chose facebook as the temporary medium. just 4 yea
comes to town to build some kindness. good morning maryland, i'm jamie costello. >> and i'm megan pringle. how gorgeous was yesterday? >> it was beautiful. justin burke, keep it going there, bud. >> all right, 6:00 and july 1. usually we reserve some of the nicest days of the yore for april or may, not the end of june or early july. that's what we've got. we have a nice benefit here as we have pushed the heats into steam out of the region. fresh canadian air spills on in. the time of year we thank canadians. temperatures stayed below normal. in fact, we stayed at 75 degrees in easten and 78 in ocean city. ocean city matching the markup, and look back in oakland, garrett county, that's almost too chilly for the end of june. 64. we reverse those numbers to 46 for them this morning. we are down to 62 in baltimore. temperatures in baltimore have dropped 6 degrees in the last two hours. they are down to 50 in york, pa, holding at 63 in easten. what a beautiful start. the sun is already up and it will really be nice this afternoon with a mostly sunny sky and our 2-degree guaranteed hi
at national. 40, yes 48 in cumberland. 57 in winchester and hagerstown and 69 in southern maryland. locally we have 60s. mid-50s in montgomery county from gaithersburg to laytonsville to 62 in columbia. a great day. sunshine. still very comfortable. highs around 80. >>> good morning. happy thursday, everybody. i wish we had better news for folks in maryland. right now an accident at cherry hill road. between park drive. actually we are seeing live pictures that sky 9 is carrying, i believe that's one of the cars involved in the accident. this is cherry hill road. it was blocking all lanes for most of the morning and it is still blocked in college park. -- we are zooming in on the accident zone so avoid the area if you can right now. we have another crash to report on the inner loop at pennsylvania avenue. that's another one to look out for in maryland as well this morning. taking a live picture on 270. right now southbound as we move to our live camera, right now no big problems reported from father hurley to the split. a little volume between germantown and i-370. good morning, virginia. hope
valley. 65 southern maryland. going up to 80 today. a gorgeous day ahead. >>> here's patranya bhoolsuwan with the first look at traffic. >> reporter: it is early in the morning and we already have a bad accident to tell you about at college park and cherry hill road. it is closed in both directions due to what appears to be a head-on collision. avoid that in college park if you can. >>> move to the outer and inner loop in maryland. right now we have construction on route 5 on the outer loop on route 23, there is something to watch for. look for the workers working  this morning. virginia i-66, good morning, moving to the city from 66 manassas from 495 looking good. beltway virginia from tysons corner to 270 and south of springfield no problems reported in both directions. and finally we move to 395. a live shot. there nice and quiet from duke to the 14th street bridge. that's a quick check on your commute. back to you. >>> today nine of the ten people accused of spying for russia are due in court. three are scheduled to make an appearance in a federal courtroom in alexandria, virginia
>>> breaking news from potomac, maryland. a faulty 96-inch water main at tuckerman lane and gainsboro road has forced wssc to impose mandatory water reductions -- restrictions. bruce leshan is in potomac with more information. what can you tell us? >> big hassle for the 1.8 million people who are served by the wssc, but the wssc is calling this is a huge success for new technology that they have been installing in the water pipes in the big water lines that run all over the two counties, montgomery and prince georges. you can see the folks behind us. those folks are checking now, just to try to figure out if they have the exact right location pin pointed. but what they heard last night was from this acoustic -- acoustic wire that is running through the pipes is seven pings, pop, pop, pop. and those pings are indications that the wire inside of the pipe, the concrete pipe through which the water travels, that the wires had broken. and once you start having that going on, there's a fear that the tube could actually break and then you could have a big problem like we had on
coast are in maryland today looking for new homes. oil disaster left people in the region without work. they have been forced to give up their pets. local animal shelters are at five times capacity. among the animals include three dogs dropped off at louisiana shelter by out of work fisherman. >> they are unseen victims of something like this. people can't care for them anymore. >> if you are interested in adopting any of the dogs they are going to three shelters in the region. >>> baltimore county agencies are getting ready for hurricane season now. today emergency managers took part in a multiagency response exercise to show hypothetical category two hurricane. in the past two years the county executive says the county responded quick all to the incidents from mother nature. that is no accident. >>> now at today's events smith presented executive citation to walmart for their partnership during the major watermain break in owens mills area. they donated 47,000 gallons of water to people during that incident. >>> weather wise today all quiet in maryland. different story in south texas
of maryland on the outer loop from 95 to georgia seeing more head lights. many are more people on the roadways but no complaints from 95 to georgia. route 4, route 5 and 301, right now still quiet out there on the maps. not picking up anything out of the ordinary. as we move to virginia, though and checking out how things are on 395, nice and quiet from duke all the way to the 14th street bridge. >>> marc managers have scheduled a second straight meeting with commuters at union station. they are trying to reassure train riders that steps are being taken after several missteps in the last ten days. kristin fisher is live at union station with more. good morning. >> there were actually two big marc meetings here in washington yesterday. one was a meet the marc managers event held here at union station for all marc rider and the other was an emergency meeting of the marc riders a advisory council to address the problems that have been taking place on the penn line over the past two weeks -- weeks. ten days ago, almost 1,000 passengers on a northbound penn line train were stranded on the tracks fo
from the postal service. a simpler way to ship. >>> now, good morning maryland. >> 6:39. trying to hit this one out of the park. a full home run of sorts for weather. great day today. we've got sunshine starting at 62 degrees. some 50s outside the beltway. we are going for a high near 80 this afternoon. you can follow that in the wakeup window and see great weather continuing. more on that coming up in a pinch. right now, here is kim brown with traffic. >> we have the continuation of that home run for traffic as well. we don't have any accidents, just a little bit of slowing and that's going to slow until security. still looking good around 695. a little bit of building volume on the northwest side as well. we'll have a complete report. megan and jamie, back to you. >> a big announcement for the candidate for governor. >> and he may be using facebook. >> i'm linda so, we'll tell you all about mary kane. >> also ahead, a youth football team in cockeysville want to know who took all their equipment. >>> plus, the four legged victims of the gulf oil leak and how you can help them thi
. urlich and cane say this campaign is about getting maryland moving again. they toured the buford stem academy in east baltimore. they stressed the need for charter schools and praises the academy for its work in inner city youth. cane stressed her experience as an attorney and current job with the u.s. chamber of commerce giving her a unique perspective on the business climate in maryland. one she says has been damaged by the o'malley administration. when asked about the negative ads most marylanders are looking for something more. >> all this stuff about acting out in anger and accusation doesn't create one job or fix one train. doesn't create one charter school. unemployment is 10%. not every kid in baltimore city or the state of maryland get the opportunity these kids have. we should focus on what people want to us focus on. which is opportunity to succeed in the united states of america and in the state of maryland. >>> a little more about mary cane. she previously served as assistance state attorney general. urlich says cane's legal background and her business experience will be
his pick last night. kane shares his mission of bringing more jobs to maryland and lowering taxes. a key battleground in the race for governor. in a video tape message -- first year in office, she says she is looking forward to getting out there and meeting people like you. >> i love meeting people. when i was secretary of state, i got to meet people from all over maryland, from all different cultures and from all different backgrounds and religions. how are all the highlights? finding out what they need and coming back to state government and seeing how we can make that work. >> now o'malley's campaign released a statement. tom russell says quote, this election will ultimately be about which candidate puts the interest of maryland's working families ahead of special interest and who is on the side of working families. ehrlich will appear this morning with kane at 10:30 in silver spring, then the two will head to baltimore and will visit a charter school. linda so, abc2 news. >> for the latest developments in the race for governor, log on -- click on news and political. >>> sta
organizations were not invited to tagalong. she proclaimed that she will put maryland first. >> the problems facing maryland today can be fixed with new ideas and proven leadership, not name calling, cynicism, or fear. >> she serves as a director of special projects. he picked her because he trusts her. >> she has been a member of my cabinet, prosecutor, business advocate, she says that she has great leadership skills. she is somebody i trust. >> some question her conservative credentials. >> they want to see what you'll do in the future, not if you pass a litmus test on a particular issue. >> some within the gop expressed concern about her husband's business practices. he is being sued in federal court for double billing labor on the contract that he claims are administrative errors. she has never held elected office. she lost a primary race in 2000 and a bid for delegate's seat in annapolis. being from montgomery county is a universally viewed as a plus. >> the most voters, the most independents, the most republicans, and montgomery county will be essential in this election. >> she provide
>>> now, good morning maryland at 9:00. >> july 1. can you believe it? >> on a day like today, it is beautiful outside. >> yesterday was just so nice. such a relief from that oppressive heat, it was great. >> here we are, july already. all right, calvert coming in here. we will talk about yesterday, the ground breaking at memorial stadium will put in a nice park for the kids to play. >> what do you think about that? >> i love it. all kids out there. we will bring back some of the memories and find out what is taking so long with cal getting hooked up with the orioles. >> everyone is wondering that. >> all right good. we are looking forward to that. also frances has been in here before. you're going to wish she was your grandparent. she is grandmother extraordinary. just got back from a trip from florida with three grandkids, which would be a wonderful thing to do. i loved spending time with my grandparents. when you are going on a small trip or big trip or if your grandchildren are coming to visit. great advice and how to have fun and enjoy it. >> and a look at the dog
2 news. >>> democracy 2010 tonight candidate robert urlich showed up today. former maryland's secretary of state is touring the state with urlich this afternoon including a stop in baltimore. roosevelt leftwich is joining us with more. >> reporter: it was a chance to meet bob and mary calling her a hard-working attorney with an extensive business background he introduced her across the area. they toured the academy on east little treat in baltimore. he praised the academy for the work for inner city youth. they talked about the need to improve education in maryland through leadership. >> when you come to a place like this you know state government works. to watch those young men and there with all the confidence in the world to stand up and start businesses that they want to be mathematicians and be protuxtive in this life. they are willing to put in a great effort to do it. >> reporter: kahne is an attorney. her last job was a special project's manager for the u.s. chamber of commerce. she has had two unsuccessful runs for office in montgomery county but she's well-known in
-life threatening injuries. >> tonight, a lot of frustrrtion witt public transportation, in the state of maryland. marc train were strand fodhours, in 90-degreeeheat. this week a train from dc tt ballimore skipped a stop at oden tonight governor said thh state is spending a lot of money to fix those problems. >> here is our question of the3 day. do you trust public %-so far 33 percent say yes. 67 percent say nn. nicole writts on faceeook.franky behind a killlng machhne. car, plane, rain, tractor. whaaever. but another viewer defends tte workers, sort of. ú%ey are overworked under aid. so this will be happening a lot. >>>bob ehrlich is attacking the3 o'malley administration, for its response to the trouble with mass transit. one week after governor o'malley took this ride, on a marc train, ehrlich said ttat passengers still face naccepttble failures. %-riders addisory council..3for today the governor fired baak. >> governor ehrlich doesn't know much about government. never careddabout government..3 really ranked transit very, very low on hhs list of priorities even in easier times. i have surr
a successor to the late senator robert byrd. >>> mary kay. >> in the maryland governor's race, a montgomery county woman is bob ehrlich's new running mate. he made the announcement on youtube. mary lives in potomac maryland. she has been director of special projects of the u.s. chamber of commerce since 2008. >>> outrage at arlington cemetery and the army pulls a pledge to ultimate soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice. >>> toyota could announce another major recall. >>> mild weather continues. another major recall. >>> mild weather continues. [ clattering ] [ male announcer ] when you're all out of good ideas and you've moved on to the dumb ones, it's time. american standard heating & air conditioning. a higher standard of comfort. it heard what happened to the vcr and the cassette player. and the answering machine. it knows what happens to obsolete technology around here. what you need to help your tv understand is it's not the one that's obsolete. it's the cable technology that's obsolete and fios is the one making it obsolete. it's time for fios. call the verizon center for customers
marylanders back to work. >> reporter: mary kane is seen as strong in business circles and since 2006, she's worked for the chamber of commerce and she's never held an elected office. >> she has a significant role in making government efficient. people will look at the degree to which she helped the government to be more efficient. >> i just think it's interesting that he chose facebook as the primary medium. four years ago, i would be surprised if he knew about it. >> it's a technique to attract attention to the campaign. >> reporter: like ehrlich, kane is a proponent of smaller government. >> given the closeness of the election, women are going to be an important voting block. >> reporter: he'll be at a charter school withkane today. >> she's married to former chairman johnkane, facing a lawsuit for fraudulent belong a federal contract, but he says it's an administrative error. >> >> a man gets a surprise while talking on his cell phone. he was hit in the face while he's talking on the cell phone. it was embarrassing for him and maybe he'll pay more attention to the game. believe it or n
, maryland. >> we have live team coverage on this emergency tonight. pat collins is looking at the situation. >> and now live in more on what happened in potomac. >> reporter: we are in the 8300 block -- [ muted ]. >> this was the scene along river road. >> river road, that type, did not have fiberoptic technology in it. this one does. >> reporter: this is actually an effort to avoid a break here at wssc, or more accurately curtis cummings. fiberoptic cables monitoring cables. >> this fiberoptic cable can listen, if you will, to the wires breaking, send us a signal. once we hit a certain threshold we know that the integrity is possibly being compromised. >> reporter: back in 2007, the water authority install this fiberoptic technology in some 35 miles of water mains throughout the distribution system. it allows them to hone in on a potential problem to within a 16-inch section of pipe. >> we are able to take a proactive repair in this case. >> reporter: they'll still have to shut off the water. hence the call for users to reduce consumption. if it can be reduced by one-third, there should be
coverage. it's wjz,maryland's news station. >> hello. i'm don scott. >> and here's what people are talking about today. >> alex has weakened to a tropical storm and it's sparing texas from a direct hit. whit johnson has a look at the damage down on south padre island, texas. >> reporter: alex left plenty of debris scattered across the beach on south padre island. but the storm spared the resort town major damage. torrential rain pounded south padre island. winds knocked downpour lines, temporarily closing the only bridge on and off the island. but storms have hit the area before and people around here know it could have been much worse. >> we didn't just dodge a bullet, we didn't even load the gun. >> reporter: winds topped 105 miles per hour. and low lying fishing villages were no match for 15 inches of rain. three people died when a house collapsed in acapulco. flash floods and tornadoes are possible. two twisters touched down near brownsville, texas. businesses at this tourist getaway hope to salvage some of the holiday weekend. scattered thunderstorms are still in the forecast but that
with breaking news in maryland where thousands of customers may be going without much of their water this holiday weekend. we are live in the potomac with the latest on this news. >> it is actually going to be about 1.8 million people. that is how many people are serviced by the wssc water supply. it is a water main break that was prevent -- predicted and preventable. i'm holding a cable that is inside this 8 foot diameter pipe. it actually sense that the pipe may soon break, so the wssc was able to respond. they're just getting underway trying to figure out exactly where this week despite in the pipe would be. -- this weak spot in the pipe would be. this means mandatory water restrictions across this service area. 1.8 million residents are asked -- being asked to cut back dramatically. >> we have issued mandatory water restrictions. we need customers to stop all outside water usage. do not fill up swimming pools. do not flush your toilet every time you use it. cut back on laundry and running a dishwasher. >> your looking at a map now that shows you the entirety of the service area.
discurso del con mucha expectativa y atencion, decenas de inmigrantes on a casa maryland para ver el discurso del presidente barack obama sobre inmigracion "inmigration reform is not exception.." y aunque muchos elogiaron el discurso de 35 minutos ... "me alegro porque por lo menos nos da el presidente confianza de que si va poder ayudar a tener la reforma migratoria ..." "definitamente me gusto porque es cuestion de un primer paso, el esta siendo sincero con la comunidad y es sumamente significativo... " .....otros se fueron decepcionados porque esperaron mas .. como por ejemplo lo que ocurre en arizona.. "yo esperaba que hablara de eso, de una contra demanda o algo asi pero no se dio..." otros pensaron que fue un discurso politico con el fin de que el partido democrata no pierda el voto latino en las proximas elecciones... "falto algo que fue bien bien clave y que nosotros le dijimos en la reunion con el presidente, senor p
>>> now on fox 45 morning news. >> i have found that artner, thaa maryland partnee to help uú turn annapolis arounn. >>> turning to faaebook. theebig announcement bob ehrlicú made on the social networking site. >> last hug, mom and dad, last hug.3 >> every day people become midshipmmn. we are live at the naval academy induction day as their transformation takes lace. hurricane alex. >>> good morning. it's thursday, july 1st. i'm patrice harris..3 let's get a check of our forecaat as we begin this first day of a new month, meteorologist steve fertig is here. >> wwll, the nnw month starts -ff where the old month ended. of course the old month had a lot of hot and humid days. >> yysterday was not one of ú%em. >> yesterday was not one of them. we finished with tempeeatures in the 80s and low humidity. >> if tte rest f july could stay thaa way, you would be on the top of everybody's best friend list. >> if ii would, but it won't. enjoy today and tomorrow because things are goinn to go back to weather or the holiday weekend. today should be a beauty. 60 in salisbury and 57 in as you
baltimore and maryland. humidity in the 40%. 46% relative humidity. it's one nice evening out there. temperatures action look at these. 66 cool degrees out in frederick. york down to 58 north of the border. we have 74 downtown. cambridge 61. highs in the low 80s today. tomorrow even cooler if you can believe it. down in to the mid50s tonight. open up the window itself you haven't done it. give the ac a break. we will talk more about the outlook here for the rest of the weekend, how hot it gets for the 4th of july and the latest on alex. >> photographs of his two children are memories, all that a father has tonight as he is in for the fight of his life following what he is calling an international kidnapping. it's a story you will only see on two. a firefighter pare medic is fighting to get his family back. two young children caught in the middle as the battle wages from the united states to trinidad. this is stan and leah in much happier times. >> don't hate my wife. i'm hurt by what she did. i don't think she is in the right frame of mind. >> reporter: what she did is take their
. sarah simmons, fox 5. >> all right. thank you very much. >>> the former maryland governor has announced his running mate. he announced his decision on facebook last night. >>> democratic and republicans in the senate agree that kagan is on her way to being the fourth women to serve on the supreme court. they are not planning to filibuster kagan's nomination. if confirmed it would be the first time three of the court's 9 justices are women. >>> the public can pay respects to robert byrd today. >>> president barack obama is calling for action to fix what's being called a broken system in america. ♪ welcome to ultimate rewards from chase. no blackouts, no restrictions on airfare and hotels, no limits to what you can get with ultimate rewards. no wonder it's called ultimate. available on chase credit, debit, and business cards. chase what matters. >>> president barack obama focusing on immigration reform today. he will speak at america university later this morning pushing for action. a white house spokesperson is saying it is accountability for employers and immigrants in the country ill
or governor in maryland. former governor and republican candidate bob ehrlich announces his running mate. >> i have found that maryland -artnerrto help us turn maryland around. thaa partner is mary kane. >> ehrlich made that announcement late last night on phasebook. megan joins us with more n his pick. >> eporter: good morning, patrice. %-kane. taking a look at mary mary kane is ehrlich's former %-she is also tte former republican chairman wife, but this morning sse is waking up as an official candidate for lieutenant governor. ehrlich made the announcement on facebook. hh posted a you tube video that he made with his running mate llsten as mary speaks for thee3 first time. >> thank you, bob, i'm looking looking forward to working with you in the state house again nd -hanging maryland for the better. >> reporterr the two candidates will be all over our region maaing appeerances in baltimore county, and charlesú county. governor o'malley and lieuttnan3 governor brown. ggorge owings has dropped out of the race. megan gilliland, fox 45 early ú%ition..3 >>> you can get the latest on3 the g
of the summer.3 hits theaters. wwat the stars of twilight think ú% thh hype. >> and a maryland desseet is ooe of the fattest foods in the u.s. find out how mucc fat is in one slice of smith island cake. >> live n high definition from >> good evening, i am jenniferr3 gilbert. >> and i am jeff barnd. breaking news in the race for governor in the state of maryland. >> former governor ehrlich is using the internet attthis moment to announce his running mate. this just posted on his facebook page. it is marry kahne, former secretary of state. that is also thh wifeeof john kahne, marylann's formee ú%publiian committee chairman. he is making the announcement on facebook. there right now. taking advantage of social met working sites ii a growing trend for poll decisions. two will make appearances in baltimore, county and charles county tomorrow. and late word thht george owings haa dropped out of the race. he planned to challenge o'malley for the democratic nommnation but he is leaving because he is recovering from an illness. >> stay with us, for the latest on the race for governor. go to foxbalti
and gentlemen, the next lieutenant governor of the state of maryland, mary kane. >> reporter: she's also a montgomery native, a critical battleground for governor o'malley. >> it's always sort of a wash. i think this year will take the governorship. seems like around the country, it's the year of women. >> reporter: kane's parents who immigrated from ireland stood by with tears in their eyes. >> my parents took a big risks coming here to find new opportunities. i have learned firsthand what is possible inmark. so, governors, thank you very much for including me in this journey. now, let's get to work. >> all right. you guys, let's hear it! >> reporter: tomorrow ehrlich and kane will file the paperwork for their candidacy. >> while it was old style cam passenger today, ehrlich made the announcement on his facebook page. >>> relief in south texas after alex dumped lots of rain. residents -- on south padre island are trying to salvage the weekend. >> reporter: the first atlantic hurricane of the season brushed south texas as it made landfall as a category two. in monterey it washed away car
. >> she is well known in business circles and within the republican party here in maryland. political analysts call her a safe but solid choice. following enthusiastic chance, -- chants -- >> of the problems can only be fixed with new ideas and leadership. not name-calling or cynicism or fear. at that is not what moves us forward. >> she serves as the director of special projects at the u.s. chamber of commerce. she worked as a prosecutor in montgomery county and has been the maryland secretary of state. he describes his choice of running mate as the first person he trusts that shares his vision. >> she has been a member of my cabinet, a prosecutor, business advocate, she said -- she has great leadership skills. she is somebody i trust. >> some question whether her husband carries too much baggage. he had headed maryland's gop. he is being sued in court, failed to pay for wages. hebe says there are administrative errors. >> she has never held elected office, she lost a primary race in 2000. she lost a bid for a seat in the house of delegates in annapolis. >> it is a nod the montgomery
monday night or tuesday morning in the 25000 block of sapling ridge lane in brookeville, maryland. it was parked outside the officer's home. a colt m-4 rifle, ammunition, handcuffs were taken. authorities are worried the thief could use that to impersonate a police officer. >>> alleged russian spy ring, three suspects go to district court in alexandria today. the case has captured the nation's attention with its plot that is straight out of the cold war movie. courtney robinson is live in alexandria with more on this. >> good morning. that's right. this whole thing is extremely fascinating. three individuals arrested in arlington are in custody. at 2:00 this afternoon and they will be in u.s. district court facing a judge who will determine whether they will remain in custody and possibly we will learn more about the alleged spy ring. prosecutors say the evidence against 11 alleged russian spies is overwhelming. for arlington residents, the local ties to three are shocking. >> i did not expect anything like that around here. >> off the 20 something mikhail semenko scene in front o
maryland governor bob ehrlich has made his choice for running mate. it was made in the most unconventional way. jennifer franciotti is live in federal hill with more on the story. >> he made it on cyberspace, on facebook. the choice he made, mary kane, is not shocking to party insiders. many wondered just who is mary kane. he said he needed a partner to help him fix maryland. mary kay and served as secretary of state and is the director of special projects at the u.s. department of congress. she is a mother of three and does livent montgomery county. this is critical in the gubernatorial race. >> montgomery county has always made republicans incredulous. in is a liberal area. how does it remain so liberal? this is a test of that because mary kane is from montgomery county. >> they will hit the campaign trail together in silver spring. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what's your first impression of bob ehrlich's choice of mary kane for his gubernatorial running mate? e-mail your response to >> the start of
sent smoke high into the air in frederick, maryland, tonight. the flames broke out just after 7:00 in an industrial building near south carroll and old saint streets. fire officials say the building housed a company that was destroyed. nobody was inside. one firefighter had to be treated to be heat stress. it's not clear how it started. >>> bar and restaurant patrons in virginia may get a surprise tomorrow. a new law takes effect allowing customers to carry concealed weapons. jackie bensen reports from alexandria. >> reporter: starting thursday, the person sitting next to you at a virginia bar could be carrying a concealed handgun. that did not seem to bother many of the patrons at pat troy's in old-town alexandria. >> if you're carrying a concealed weapon, that means that you've gone through the proper procedures to get that. and that means that you've been checked for your background, and therefore are an appropriate person to carry that weapon. >> i don't know how i feel about it. but generally speaking, my opinion is pro gun rights. >> reporter: virginians have long been abl
immigrants and served as maryland's secretary of state. >>> now to fredrick where right now firefighters are mopping up after a bear of a fire near downtown. check out this video courtesy off sky 9. you see the smoke filling the sky, flames shooting through the roof. this fire broke out around 7:00 at this commercial building near all saints street. a fire house is just around the corner so it only took a minute for the crews to get there. initially they attacked this blaze from inside the belly of the beast. >> once they were in there and inside attacking the fire for 10-15 minutes the fire was just too great and the heat was great and the fire was spreading faster than they could extinguish from the inside. >> hard to hear him but he said the fire was too great. the heat was too great so the crews had to pull back and fight the flames from the outside. at one point as many as 100 firefighters had to hit this fire. fortunately though, no serious injuries reported. no word yet on how it started though. >>> right now hurricane alex lashing the southern tip of texas and northeastern mexico
it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> alex spares texas but the rare june hurricane drenches the lone-star state and slams into mexico with deadly results. >>> hi, everybody, i'm mary bubala >> i'm kye jackson >> in texas, the first hurricane of the season brings only heavy rain and scattered flooding. we begin on south padre island. this south pad padre allen is taking down the protection he is glad he didn't need. the first atlantic hurricane of the season brushed south texas as it made land fall in new mexico. in monterey, two people are dead. south padre saw winds strong enough to shut down the only bridge on to the island and flooding streets >> it's mainly water >> water >> reporter: as alex moves over land, flash floods are still a concern the family hit the beach after weathererring the storm in their hotel. they were prepared for worse >> i made friends with the people higher up, we were on the second floor i had a plan to go up if things got bad >> waves knocked the seaweed on to the sand if you had your reservations use them, if you don't, make them >> reporte
to make gain. -ú>> we necessitated to encouragg businesses to come to maryland. to grow in maryland. when we have northrup grooing across the rrferrto virginii that's not encouraging. these not going úo ower unmrement ates. >>reporter: coming up on the news at 10:00. what this pick could mean for the you are electric candidacy. karen parks, news at 5:30. >> thank you very much sky now on to our question of the day. does the choice of lieutenant governor affect your vote? just go to our web seat and tell us what you think. you could sound off through face become if you wish. send us a tweet at fox baltimore a.for yes and b.for no. and your response mayary net on the news at 10:00. >>> of course stay with us for all the latest on the race for governor of the great state of maryland. go to our welcome bacc seat and check on vote twe 10 icon in the news features section. >> hurricane alex. pounds mexico anddalso pounds texas. úurff drenccing rain and winds up to 50 messrs. hen it hit -úsouth padres islaad. texas is cholesteroling the bridge to the eyeelapped. in mexic
to a fairfax case. >>> in maryland, the search for a missing boater is over. they recovered his body and disappeared tuesday night. the natural resources police say the body was found this morning in the area and the body has been sent to the medical examiner's office for a autopsy in baltimore. >> a dramatic new twist. a confession from one suspected spy and a safe deposit box with large amounts much cash. that is coming the same day that 9 of the suspects appeared in the u.s. for bail hearings held in boston, new york and here in virginia. sherri ly is live with more. >> reporter: today was the first time they got a look at the three virginia spy suspects. it lasted a few minutes. the attorneys for michael vitolli and patricia mills asked to delay their bail hearing until tomorrow and saying they got new information. michael zatolli and pratishia mills, a suspended husband-and- wife team from arlington and their accused accomplice will remain in jail. their bail hearing put off another day. the couple's attorneys claimed they had received new information from the government and pro
we are following tonight. a massive fire in frederick, maryland. skyfox over the scene earlier tonight as firefighters battled these flames. huge clouds of smoke could be seen shooting out of the roof. the building is located at east all saints street and south carol street. we are told it was a business but no word which one. >>> fallout tonight from the mess on the marc commuter rail. first a breakdown that left passengers stranded in the heat for hours. then a missed stop with state transportation officials on board. well tonight the state and am tack are vowing to make things right. fox 5 wisdom martin live at union station. wisdom? >> reporter: some of the top brass involved with running the train system are out talking to passengers trying to reassure them and let them know they are investigating. they will fix these problems and they will do better. it's not every day that the people who ride the train get to talk directly to the people who run the train system. amtrak's c.e.o. joseph bordman, maryland transportation secretary and maryland transit administration chief sp
at community colleges as well as the university of maryland university college. there will be a training program in clean energy technology. 63 degrees on tv help. >> we will have a look at one of your answers to our lottery -- to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck. >> checking some of our top stories. there was a fire that kept firefighters busy yesterday. this was a burning barn in woodlawn. traffic was tied up for quite a while. there were no reports of injury. governor o'malley wants to make sure recent power problems did not happen again. passengers at you in station got to meet the managers at a reception. it was an opportunity for commuters to voice their ideas on how to better the train service. marc trains have broken down and missed weather stops completely. bob ehrlich names his running mate. he has chosen mary kane. she served as secretary of state during his administration. the attorney is married to a former gop chairman and is the mother of three. they will kick the campaign trail today in sil
in the gubernatorial race in maryland. >> i need somebody to help me turn it around. >> he announced that mary will join him on the republican ticket. she served as secretary of state during his administration and is currently director of special projects at the u.s. chamber of commerce. >> she is a dynamic speaker. i think that makes a difference. >> the attorney is a daughter of irish immigrants. she is a mother of three. she lived in montgomery county where a towns and university professor is critical in the gubernatorial race. >> it is something that republicans wonder how the economics will affect this. this is a test of that. >> he has more political cloud than any other person that ran in to the us and 6. -- 2006. the former governor has 26,000 facebook followers. it is strategically smart for him to announce his running mate in cyberspace. >> i think it shows the young people are using social networking. he does not have a combined debt is huge -- if you want a campaign that is up to date, you have to use this. >> the governor reacted to ehrlich stores a short time ago stating that thi
to help him fix maryland. she has served as secretary of state during his administration. the attorney is the daughter of irish immigrants and a mother of three. in monthshe lives permit county which is deemed critical in the race. >> montgomery county has always made republicans incredulous. they wonder how the economics of montgomery county has remained so liberal. this will be a test because mary kane is from montgomery county. >> they will hit the campaign trail together. they will be in silver spring today. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what is your first impression of bob ehrlich's choice for his running mate? e-mail your response to >> the democrat who plans to challenge martin o'malley has stepped down from the race. it is reporting that he is or dropping out because he is suffering from an illness. he was admitted to the hospital in may and the doctors told him a full recovery would take three months. >> there is a response to the number of unfounded rape cases. fred bealefeld hopes a ne
now in the mid-60s. weather watchers reporting southern maryland right near the bay it's near 70, but away from the waters, it's down in the 60s, even 50s in a few location. out in the mountain, it's dipped into the 40s this morning in many locations of western maryland into west a have a. and as we get through the day, we will have this high pressure in place giving us plenty of sunshine. tus a weak disturbance coming through. midday good may give us a few clouds. but lots of sunshine. tomorrow bright and sunny, low humidity still in place. afternoon highs into the low 80s. and still a comfortably dry on saturday with bright sunshine, great beach and pool weather, into the mid eight. and then the heat will begin to build as we get into the fourth of july. sunday a little more humid h, but still not oppressive. still hooking like good weather for the fireworks displays on sunday evening. now let's check traffic for this h thursday morning. jerry, how is it look something. >> off to a quiet start so far and that is very good news. live pictures of 395 northbound with no worries ge
. ladies and gentlemen, the next lieutenant governor of the state of maryland, mary kane. >> reporter: kane is also a montgomery county native, a critical battleground for governor martin o'malley. >> it's always sort of a wash. i think this year will take the governorship. >> i think the pick of mary kane is a good one. it seems like around the country it's the year of women. >> reporter: a first generation american, kane's parents who immigrated from ireland stood by with tears in their eyes. >> my parents came in the 1950s, took a great risk to find new opportunities. i have learned firsthand what is possible in america. [ applause ] >> so, governor, thank you for including me on this journey. >> all right, you guys, let as hear it. >> reporter: tomorrow afternoon ehrlich and kane will formally file their paperwork to run. >> wjz is always on. >>> an appeals court uphold last lower court's decision to toss out bribery charges against a baltimore county city woman. >> lawyers for helen holton argued her -- prosecutors allege that she took bribes from city developer ronald lipscomb. charge
of cameras there is a positive benefit. >> reporter: that's the view of police in howard county, maryland. >> and we've had a significant reduction in the incidents of red light running and very significant reductions in crashes -- overall crashes at intersections as a result of the red light cameras. >> reporter: john henrehan, fox 5 news. >> communities often ask the federal government to match money for red light cameras. many want the cameras there for safety, not just to reduce revenue. >>> it is the earliest time a category 2 storm has formed in over 30 years. this morning people in mexico and texas are checking out the damage from hurricane alex. we'll go live to port isabel, texas, next. >>> and a suspect arrested overseas in connection with the russian spy ring goes missing, other suspects are expected in court this morning into and also ahead the smithsonian folk life festival is gearing up. we'll check in with holly on the national mall this morning. it is now 7:19. we'll be right back.  >>> heavy rains and whipping winds in texas. even know the state avoided a direc
50s by wake-up time tomorrow morning. and then climbing quickly into the 60s. maryland, plaque top hills, orchard, dropped down to 52 degrees. right now it is an even 70 degrees in fire department. great falls, virginia, great te. 75 after a 55-degree start this morning. and even gaithersburg. i mentioned al going to see a very substantial warming trend next weekend. here's why. like the temperature in the high plains. when bismarck, north dakota, is nosing in on 100 degrees, that's about two or three days away from us. the warm air comes up over the ridge of high pressure that's been steering our weather very effectively, bringing the cool air in on the front end of it. pushing the tropical storm and eventually hurricane alex all the way into part of mexico. lot of moisture across texas and louisiana. that area of high pressure which pushed alex out. it will open up the flood gate to bringing in an enormous. a humidity as we get into the middle part of next week. no rain in the forecast. a couple of showers across the carolinas and georgia. the heavy industrial strength rains down
maryland, around the bay, temperatures there are in the low to mid-70s right now. a little bit of a breeze off the water. just a spectacular day. look at the dew points. right into the 40s at this hour. these dew points indicating this very dry air mass that's in place here. temperatures out of the mountains did dip down into the 40s. now, it's in the 60s there. feeling almost like autumn on the eastern shore. it is in the mid-70s now as well as at the atlantic beaches and the view from space over the last 12 hours showing a gorgeous weather pattern moving in coming from high pressure anchored over the great lakes. this is an enormous area of high pressure that stretches from the upper midwest, the canadian border, counsel totten see valley, the eastern plains and all the way to the eastern seaboard. it is centered over michigan right now. let's go forward over the next 48 hours. it certainly is a very dry air mass as well. things are drying out around here, many of the lawns are parched. we could use some rain. this high pressure is going to suppress any rain chances here. all of the way
to talk directly to the people who run the train system. amtrak's c.e.o., the maryland transportation secretary and the transportation chief spend the afternoon riding the train and listening to passengers. >> i understand things break down but when you don't seem to care, people tend to get very angry. >> reporter: this meet and greet session comes in the midst of a troubling period for marc trains. june 21 train 538 left union station on the way to baltimore but lost power near new carolton. passengers were stuck on board that train for more than two hours in 100-degree temperatures with no air, no open windows or doors, and no water. >> i just had sunlight pouring in heating me up. it was getting more and more uncomfortable as it went on. >> what took place that night should absolutely not have taken place. there's no excuse for that. >> reporter: then just yesterday another train heading to bwi marshall airport missed a scheduled stop in odenton. transportation secretary and transit chief were on board. they say among all the breakdowns, misstops and other problems, passengers say
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breaking news . this is from frederick, maryland. we are over the scene of a major fire. it ignited in a i historic part did the town. we are live at the scene with the late breaking details. >> this fire does not look like it is letting up anytime soon. i want you to take a look behind me. the top left corner, there are still flames. this is by there being more than 100 firefighters on the scene and more than 25 fire companies produce >> residents watch this fire in disbelief. >> i can hardly believe the devastation. >> this building was what and engineering facility but has recently been used for office space. this evening, all of it went up in flames. >> it is just a matter of time. the building is really old in the roof is dry. >> you can see where the roof collapsed, leaving nothing to salvage. >> after 10 or 15 minutes, the fire was just too intense. the heat was too intense. the fire was spreading to quickly. he made his decision to pull everyone out of the building. >> the. power around town has been cut off, leaving people to take in the excitement of the light show with mixed emo
the mayor or any other political leader. >>> the news edge stay on top of maryland and a water alert for res gents -- residents in montgomery and prince georges county. you have mandatory restrictions in place while work crews fix a broken water main at potomac. it's not a little deal, the thing is eight feet tall. karen gray houston has more. >> reporter: and you can blame it on aging fourteen structure. the crews are expected here the next tour guys. the good -- four days. the good news, this optic fiberoptic cable is underground and this is what alerted them that that 96-inch pipe they found in the hole there had brakes in it. the crews -- breaks in it. the crews have found the the exact location of where those breaks in the pipe are. wssc said they got several pings from the fiber-optic cable the last 24 hours and that is going to be allow them to do preventive repairs and that is when nine people had to be rescued from rushing rapid when is a 66-inch water main burst damage 23rd of 2008. today's repairs will require water conserving a by all of the million customers. the utilities say t
they are looking forward to you -oming to being the govvrnor of state of maryland and i look >>>reporter: thhy are makingov. appearances in baltimore city, and ccarles county. they are running against o'malley and brown. aarasmussen poll has been tied. and owennshas dropped out of thú nominntion. he says he is leaving because he is recovering from an illness. meganngilliland. fox 45 morning news. >>> you can get the latest by going to and click on the vote 2010 icon in the features section. bob ehrliih is using facebook to comment on the o'malley's -dministration response to all of the mass tran itprobllms in recent weekk. it's been a wwek since governor o'malleyytook a train ride onú that riders are still experiencing unacceptable troublls. he blasted the transportation secretary for misssng meetings >> governor ehrlich doesn't know much bout governmennt never cared a bit about government, and ranked transit very low on his list of priorities even in easier times. i have surrounded theepeople's government witt ery competent cabinet secretaries. i have not loaded it up wit
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